Water-Related News

Florida Gulf Coast University opens newly built Water School

Florida Gulf Coast University opens newly built Water School and had its first class on Friday.

The Water School came to be during SWFL’s harmful algal bloom crisis in 2018, with professors and students diving into our water quality and its impacts on people and the environment.

Trinity Allan, FGCU’s Research Assistant said, “It’s given us a lot of resources that we didn’t previously have the building itself, the funding, the new equipment, everything that goes along with it.”

Barry Rosen, a Professor at FGCU’s Water School is an expert in algal blooms.

“We are going to be the nucleus and the mecca that people can come to. People have already been bringing me samples for the last four years. Last three years, I should say. And going forward, they’ll know they’re going to the Water School and bringing samples and I’ll be looking at them,” Rosen said.